Eric Williams’ ‘Capitalism and Slavery’ and the Archive of Freedom

By Natasha Lightfoot

*This essay is part of our online forum on Eric Williams’ Capitalism and Slavery (1944), organized by historian Sasha Turner ...
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Enslaved African Americans hoe and plow the earth and cut piles of sweet potatoes on a South Carolina plantation, circa 1862-3 (Image courtesy of Library of Congress)

Eric Williams’ ‘Capitalism and Slavery’: A Blueprint for Reparations

By Verene A. Shepherd

*This essay is part of our online forum on Eric Williams’ Capitalism and Slavery (1944), organized by historian Sasha Turner ...
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Eric Williams’ Foundational Work on Slavery, Industry, and Wealth

By Katie Donington

*This essay is part of our online forum on Eric Williams’ Capitalism and Slavery (1944), organized by historian Sasha Turner ...
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Police Power and the Election of Newark’s First Black Mayor

By Andrew Grim

Fifty years ago, Newark, New Jersey, elected its first Black mayor—Kenneth Gibson—at a moment when there was an urgency to ...
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The Complexities of Black Feminism in Europe

By Julia Chinyere Oparah

Akwugo Emejulu and Francesca Sobande’s powerful anthology of writings by feminists of African descent, To Exist is to Resist: Black ...
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En tierra moribunda: más allá de la toxicidad en una comunidad Afromexicana

By Jayson Maurice Porter & Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

*This post is part of our new series on Black Ecologies edited by Justin Hosbey, Leah Kaplan, & J.T. Roane ...
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